When he walked into the visiting clubhouse at Coors Field on Wednesday morning, Wandy Rodriguez didn't know if he was coming or going.

"I thought about it a lot (Tuesday) night," Rodriguez said through an interpreter. "I didn't know if I'd be over here or over there."

He got his answer after the game. Rodriguez isn't going anywhere. One day after he was claimed off waivers by the Rockies, the Astros pulled him back, ending any notion of Colorado acquiring a left-hander with a 9-9 record on a team that stands 46 games below .500.

So how realistic was it to think that Rodriguez could have landed in purple pinstripes? Not realistic at all given the Astros' nonrelenting trade demands for a top prospect.

The Rockies were willing to assume all three years and $36 million remaining on Rodriguez's contract after this season. But the Astros, according to sources, also wanted Double-A catcher Wilin Rosario or Double-A left-hander Drew Pomeranz, the key piece in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade.