"Well earned, well deserved," said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, who broke the news to Lindsey on a conference call with him and Albuquerque manager Tim Wallach. "He's worked hard to make his dream a reality."
Dodgers manager Joe Torre said Lindsey would be used as a pinch-hitter.
"It's a good story," Torre said. "He's a strong young man. He's not the best defensive first baseman but the son of a gun works like crazy and tries hard. And he is a threat, there's no question, from the right side of the plate."
Mitchell, 25, hit .315 with 23 home runs and 86 RBIs and can play third base as well as first. Hu, 26, made his Dodgers debut in 2007 and hit .317 in an injury-shortened, 58-game season for Albuquerque. He played in two games for the Dodgers this season.
Ely, 24, made 14 starts for the Dodgers early this season before he was optioned back to Albuquerque, where he's since struggled to a 6.22 ERA in 13 starts. He'll work out of the bullpen.
"For a time there, when I was asked, he wasn't on the list," Torre said. "But evidently they changed their mind."
Link, a 26-year-old who made six appearances for the Dodgers this season, has a 3.71 ERA in 45 appearances (one start) for Albuquerque.
With A.J. Ellis already on the big league team, Los Angeles' callups total will reach six, which is more than was expected. The Isotopes entered the weekend in the playoff hunt but were eliminated on Saturday in a 6-2 loss to Round Rock, freeing up their roster. Albuquerque's regular season ends on Monday.
Corresponding moves to make room on the 40-man roster, which Mitchell and Lindsey are not a part of, are to be made on Monday.