Easley runs an offseason baseball camp at his former high school field in Olive Branch, Miss.
"Running that camp [is] really a unique opportunity for me," Easley said. "I've been fortunate to have guys help me who have played pro ball. It has become a big camp."
Easley had never appeared in a big league game.
"We saw last year that he had the opportunity to be a big part of our organization in terms of helping young pitchers develop," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He had a good year for us last year. We like the quiet way he goes about his business." (A Call - MLB.com - April 10. 2015)