Wandy Rodriguez Pulled Back Off Waivers By Houston Astros

The Houston Astros recently placed starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez on waivers, and before long, there was a bite, as Rodriguez was claimed by the Colorado Rockies. Attention then turned to whether or not the Astros and Rockies would agree to a deal.

It seemed like a long shot, though, and now Richard Justice issues confirmation that nothing's going to happen:

Astros pull Wandy Rodriguez back from waivers, no trade discussions with Rockies. He's with the Astros remainder of season at least.

By pulling Rodriguez off waivers, the Astros guarantee that he'll stay where he is for the rest of the year. The Astros are open to the idea of trading Rodriguez, but they wanted more from the Rockies than the Rockies were willing to give. It was true with the Rodriguez trade negotiations at the deadline, and it's true with the Rodriguez trade negotiations now.

Of course, you should expect the Astros to re-visit the trade market this offseason, when they'll be free to negotiate with all 29 other teams, and when there will be a great demand for starting pitching. Wandy Rodriguez is an Astros pitcher now, but check again in December.

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