Tony La Russa called a club meeting with Chicago White Sox leaders last Friday in hopes of helping turn their season around.

Liam Hendricks and Jose Abreu were among the players in the room. The White Sox won five straight games after the meeting.

"The message of the entire thing was positivity," Hendriks said. "Make sure we have a united front and positivity because these 8-10 guys that are in here right now are going to seep into every single person."

Hendriks first revealed the meeting in a radio interview on the Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN 1000 on Wednesday afternoon.

"One thing that was stated by Abreu was our confidence turned into cockiness," the closer said. "That's one thing that several have said about the complacency level. We just expected to come in and roll over [teams] like last year. That hasn't been the case."