A year ago, Johnson was in the same boat, and he won the job as Miami's fourth outfielder and a pinch-hitter off the bench.
In 113 games in 2014, Johnson batted .235 with two home runs and 25 RBIs. Pinch-hitting, he was 16-for-67 (.239).
A 12-year veteran, Johnson enters a competitive situation this spring. Miami signed Ichiro Suzuki as its fourth outfielder.
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.