Soon after Major League Baseball and the minor-league players in the MLB Players Association reached an agreement on a collective bargaining agreement, the players on Friday ratified that agreement. According to the MLBPA, more than 99 percent of players who voted cast ballots in favor of the new agreement. The new CBA is the first in history that will apply to minor-league players. The CBA will have a five-year duration, as is the usual for CBAs in the world of baseball, and will at least double pay at all levels. The agreement will become official once MLB owners vote for formal ratification.