With the designated hitter not in use in the National League, the Tigers will have Victor Martinez available as a pinch-hitter for the two games against the Nationals.

“Just be ready for that AB,” Martinez said before Tuesday night’s game at Nationals Park was postponed by rain.

“He can hit, so it doesn’t matter if he’s DHing or pinch-hitting,” manager Jim Leyland said. “He’s a good hitter. It’s nice to have a pretty good switch-hitter sitting over there.”

Martinez, 34, had a hit in each of the four wins in Houston and is batting .220 with one home run and 14 RBIs.

Martinez said he’s happy with how the interleague games are spread out. The Tigers will play at Pittsburgh this month, visit the Mets in August for three games and end the season with a three-game series in September at Miami.

Martinez missed last season after surgery on his left knee, so the Tigers aren’t going to ask him to catch in the near future. He said he can if needed.

“My knee is doing great, everything’s doing great,” Martinez said. “Hopefully by the end of the season, I’ll be able to get behind the plate a few games.”