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Kimbrel said Floyd was an important addition for the Braves, who won 96 games and the NL East title in 2013.

“That’s a good guy to put in our rotation, and when he’s on he’s really good,” Kimbrel said. “I think that is a big move. It’s not a big money move but strategy wise it is a big move for our ballclub.”

The Braves also re-signed right-hander Freddy Garcia, 37, to a minor league deal and invited him to their big league camp.

Garcia went 1-2 with a 1.65 ERA in six games for the Braves, including three starts, late last season.

Left-hander Alex Wood is expected to compete with Garcia for the No. 5 spot in the rotation this spring. Wood was 3-3 with a 3.13 ERA overall and 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 11 starts.

Right-hander David Hale, who allowed only one run in two starts, is another pitcher to watch in the spring.

There was no nameplate on the locker next to Beachy in the Braves’ clubhouse on Monday. It was the space formerly reserved for Hudson.

“We’re obviously going to miss Huddy’s presence,” Beachy said. “I’ve lockered next to Huddy my whole career. Kris is going to be the elder statesman and he’s the guy. Mike and Julio are building off incredible campaigns and hopefully I can help with that. Alex Wood has shown what he can do. I think we’re a pretty good unit together.”