While a new collective bargaining agreement is hammered out between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, a committee has been formed to seek improved conditions for Minor League players.

Advocates for Minor Leaguers announced the formation of a player steering committee, which will provide strategic advice and leadership regarding the ongoing labor battle to provide better conditions across baseball's development levels.

"The players on the Advocates for Minor Leaguers Player Steering Committee have decades of combined experience in the Minor Leagues," said Advocates for Minor Leaguers director Harry Marino.

"They are thoughtful, intelligent and committed to improving the game of baseball for future generations. At a meeting earlier today, they decided to make public the existence of the committee and to voice support for the Major League Players Association."

The players on the committee will remain anonymous to protect their future job prospects in the sport.