If by "hip flexor" they mean morbidly obese, then yes, he was pulled because of a hip flexor. He made a weak attempt at a poor throw from Polonco and the ball ended up in the dugout, then had a ball thrown by Guillen bounce out of his skillet. After the inning Leyland was shown spitting mad shouting at MFat then MCheeks being pulled. Obviously his "hip flexor" was good enough to start the game. I swear I saw them roll him out to first base on a dolly, ala Hannibal Lector, and prop him up there in the bottom of the first. But, I could be wrong.