Agent Scott Boras believes the agreement reached between Major League Baseball and the players' union "sends the wrong message" when it comes to possibly shortening the draft and limiting the financial pool for amateur players.

Under terms of the agreement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has the discretion to shorten the 2020 draft from 40 rounds to as few as five rounds, sources told ESPN. And he also has the right to shorten the 2021 draft to as few as 20 rounds.

"For owners to do this to these young men, who are so passionate about baseball, is something that they need to examine their conscience," Boras told USA Today Sports in a story published Friday.