LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be headed to a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

Ramirez missed his fourth start in a row Wednesday in the Dodgers' series finale loss to the Cleveland Indians. Ramirez has been hurting with a strained left calf, but has managed to pinch hitter in the last three games, including Wednesday, when he drew a walk in the ninth inning. Ramirez also has been ailing with a sore right shoulder.

Initially, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn't believe Ramirez needed to be put on the DL. However, he admitted Wednesday that he might have misjudged Ramirez's health, and now there is a chance he could sit.

The Dodgers open a four-game set in Denver against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, which Mattingly said is a "drop-dead date" in determining Ramirez's fate.

"We'd like to get him totally healthy," Mattingly said. "If he was totally healthy, he would be playing."

By putting Ramirez on the DL, the Dodgers could rest him until after the All-Star break.