The end result: a green light and starting nod to catch David Phelps against the Rays on Friday night.
"I was making sure I was able to round the bases and do what I need to do when I get out there," Stewart said. "But I'm not planning to run too hard. I'm planning to hit homers every time up, and then just jogging around the bases. We'll see how that goes."
Stewart said that he caught a bullpen session on Wednesday and blocked balls, so the groin strain should be healed.
"My legs are a little weak just from sitting around for the last week, not being able to use them," Stewart said. "But other than that, everything felt good and strong, so it should be good."
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.