Jacob DeGrom Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past several seasons, Major League Baseball ace pitcher Jacob deGrom has established himself as one of the top arms in the league, but he’s had trouble staying off the Injured List. And unfortunately, he found himself there again.

Texas Rangers put their ace pitcher on the IL on Saturday due to right forearm tightness. And during an interview on Sunday, Jacob deGrom revealed that he is “definitely frustrated” by the news.

“I want to be out there,” deGrom said Sunday according to ESPN. “There’s a little inflammation in there, so the goal is to get that knocked out here in the next few days and resume throwing. So, staying optimistic about it.”

deGrom, unfortunately, is no stranger to the IL as he missed several games due to injury throughout his two years with the New York Mets. He obviously hoped this season would be different.

“Obviously, the goal was to not go on the IL. The goal was to make 30-plus starts and put this team in position to win,” deGrom said. “It’s disappointing to not be able to do that right now, but stay optimistic about it. Everything structurally looks fine, so get a little bit of that swelling out of there and pick up from there.”