Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed on modifications to the Joint Drug Agreement that respond to the recommendations made by Senator George Mitchell in his December 2007 report. The modifications will become effective after ratification by the 30 Clubs and the players, and will be in place for the remaining term of the Joint Drug Agreement, through December 2011.
The major changes are as follows:
Major League Baseball also announced that its testing program will be expanded to cover the top 200 prospects in the Amateur Draft. Clubs will be notified of players who test positive, but the players will remain draft eligible. Players who refuse to test will not be eligible for selection.