The illness of Michelle Carew, daughter of Angel hitting instructor Rod Carew, has been diagnosed as acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (ANLL). She is listed in stable condition at Children's Hospital of Orange County.
Michelle, 17, is currently 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.
The Carew family has expressed its appreciation for the support it has received and has asked the public to continue to support Michelle and other cancer patients in the following ways:
* Make financial contributions in honor of Michelle to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 1076, Orange 92668.
* Donate blood or platelets, which will directly benefit Michelle and other CHOC hematology/oncology patients, by contacting CHOC's Blood and Donor Services program at (714) 532-8339.
* Donate bone marrow by contacting the National Marrow Donor Program at 1- 800-MARROW2.
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 the Kansas City Royals, 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. . . . Catcher Greg Myers left Monday night's game in the bottom of the third inning because of a bruise on his 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 Monday night . . . Darin Erstad, the Angels' No. 1 pick in the June draft, will play for the Tempe Rafters in the 1995 Arizona Fall League.