He was in the right place mentally in 2013, but his body wouldn’t cooperate.

Now Gordon Beckham hopes the mental and physical sides can align themselves.

The White Sox second baseman begins what could be a make-or-break season next week when spring training opens. Position players report to camp on Feb. 20, five days after pitchers and catchers.

All Beckham — who missed two months with a broken hamate bone and later played six weeks with a sore right quadriceps muscle — hopes for is good health.

“I really felt like I only had a month-and-a-half of healthy baseball,” Beckham said last month. “That’s being as honest as I possibly can. The goal is to stay healthy and if I stay healthy, I’ll do what I need to do.”

Beckham has reached the point in his career where he has to put up numbers to back up a bigger salary. The former first-round pick — who is scheduled for free agency after the 2015 season — is set to earn $4.125 million in 2014.