In 1968, the Major League Baseball Players Association negotiated the first-ever Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in professional sports. It has evolved and strengthened over the years with each generation of players, sometimes at great personal sacrifice, ensuring the continuity of rights for the next.
The current CBA expires on Dec. 1, 2016.
The Joint Drug Agreement went into effect in December 2011 and is scheduled to terminate Dec. 1, 2016 (the same date as the Basic Agreement). In January 2013, MLB and MLBPA announced several key amendments to the JDA, including the adoption of in-season blood testing for Human Growth Hormone and enhanced testing techniques aimed at improving detection of illegal testosterone usage. For more information on the JDA amendments, click here.