"It felt good to get out there for that first appearance back there, and it felt good to finally do it after talking about it for so long," Stassi said.
Stassi caught seven innings and got five at-bats during one game of instructional league at the team's Spring Training facility in Kissimmee, Fla., in preparation for returning.
"I was down for four weeks, but I've been running and doing the bike," he said. "Physically, I feel great."
Stassi sustained his injury in only his second Major League game, but he hadn't seen any time behind the plate in a Major League game until Monday.
"I want to get that first one out of the way and just learn the staff is the main thing," Stassi said before Monday's 12-0 loss. "Just try to finish off the year and try to carry it over to Spring Training. Just getting big league experience is a lot more valuable."
Brian McTaggart is reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.