BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : ANGELS : Carew's Daughter Has Leukemia

Michelle Carew, daughter of Angel hitting instructor Rod Carew, has been diagnosed with acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) and is listed in stable condition at Children's Hospital of Orange County.

Michelle, 17, is undergoing chemotherapy treatment and may be a candidate for a bone marrow transplant, according to her physician, Mitchell Cairo.

ANLL is one of the more severe strains of leukemia. Carew was torn between staying home and traveling with the Angels on this eight-game trip but decided to accompany the team at Michelle's request. The Angels brought extra personnel to handle some of Carew's batting-practice duties.

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X-rays on Dick Schofield's right hand were negative, and the shortstop, who was struck by a foul ball on the bench during Sunday's game against Kansas City, said he was healthy enough to play Monday night. But Manager Marcel Lachemann held him out of the lineup, starting Spike Owen at shortstop instead.

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Catcher Greg Myers left Monday night's game in the bottom of the third inning because of a bruised right shoulder, incurred when a ball was fouled off him in the first inning. He was replaced by Andy Allanson. . . . Second baseman Damion Easley, who hadn't started since spraining his left knee Sept. 11, returned to the lineup. . . . Darin Erstad, the Angels' No. 1 pick in the June draft, will play for the Tempe Rafters in the 1995 Arizona Fall League. Erstad hit .363 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 25 games for Class-A Lake Elsinore this season.

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