Wandy Rodriguez is staying in Houston.
The Astros have pulled the left-hander back from waivers, Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle tweets.
According to CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler, the Astros haven't backed off the high demands they wanted in return for Rodriguez at the non-waiver trade deadline -- a price the Rockies aren't willing to meet. Both sides, Knobler said, consider the talks dead at this point.
Just what was that price? Knobler says the Astros were asking for catcher Wilin Rodriguez and pitcher Drew Pomeranz, who was the key piece of the Ubaldo Jimenez deal, and didn't want to pay all of Rodriguez's money. The team will see how the market develops in the offseason where there are few arms available.
In a bit of odd timing, Rodriguez faced the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon knowing that he'd been claimed by the Rockies, who could have worked out a trade for him. He didn't exactly impress at Coors Field, allowing six runs (four earned) on 10 hits in six innings, while walking four and striking out two. He didn't factor into the decision as the Rockies won in the 10th inning on a wild pitch by reliever Aneury Rodriguez.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.